Celebrity MasterChef 2023: All you need to know about who is on the show

Fans are wondering who is on Celebrity MasterChef 2023 and when does it start?

John Torode and Gregg Wallace MasterChef
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It's that time of year again, Celebrity MasterChef 2023 is almost upon us and fans are wondering who is on the show this year as the BBC confirm the all-star cast.

A new set of 20 celebrities are due to battle it out in the kitchen to be in with the chance of impressing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with their tasty concoctions.

If you saw who won MasterChef: The Professionals 2022 you will know that making it to the final is not easy, let alone being crowned MasterChef winner like Nikita Pathakji or have success like some of the past contestants

Speaking about the 2023 line-up, Katie Attwood, MasterChef Series Editor, said, “This series is a total treat for Celebrity MasterChef fans – John and Gregg are on sizzling form and the creative dishes that the celebrities deliver need to be seen to be believed. Expect everything and more!”

Sarah Clay, Commissioning Editor for the BBC, added, "It’s 2023 and Celebrity MasterChef is back with new challenges, new faces but the familiar humour and expertise of our esteemed judges, John and Gregg. The series go from strength to strength and this one doesn’t disappoint.”

So we look which celebrities hope to rise to the challenge...

When is Celebrity MasterChef 2023 expected to start?

Producers are yet to confirm the exact start date however the series is expected to air over the summer 2023. Last years' celebrity series kicked off on August 10th so it's thought the TX might be similar this year but we will update you when we have official confirmation.

And if you fail to tune in, you can still find out who left Celebrity MasterChef last night? as in previous years' formatting, a celebrity is expected to leave each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the first four weeks.

Who is in Celebrity MasterChef this year?

Amy Walsh

Actress Amy Walsh, 36, who stars in ITV soap Emmerdale, is sister of Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh and she will be hoping to impress judges in the kitchen. Speaking ahead of the contest, Amy shared, "It’s finally out, I can’t even believe I’m able to write this post. It’s a show I’ve always wanted to be apart of and it happened!!!"

Amy Walsh Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Cheryl Hole

Drag artist Cheryl Hole, 29, also known as Queen of Essex on RuPaul's Drag Race is so excited about starring on the show, Cheryl told fans, "You Butter believe it, Thyme to cook up a storm!" 

Cheryl Hole Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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The rapper and philanthropist, 48, has a busy summer ahead, he shared, "Word’s out! I’m going to have a hectic summer. Catch me on tour and on BBC One."

Apl.de.ap Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Dani Dyer

Former Love Island star Dani Dyer, who has just given birth to twin girls, is hoping to go down a treat on the show, which was filmed before she had her babies. Dani, 26, shared, "Sooo excited to let you all know that I’m gonna be on this year’s Celebrity Masterchef 2023"

Dani Dyer Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Max George

The 34-year-old Wanted star will be 'glad the judges came' to taste his dishes if he ends up winning the show, he said, "So yeah.. I’m on Masterchef, not sure how I managed that one. What a buzz!"

Max is dating Maisie Smith

Max George Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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The singer turned actress Jamelia, 42, is swapping Hollyoaks for the MasterChef kitchen where she will give the cookery challenges her best shot. 

Jamelia Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Dianne Buswell

Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell, 34, who has been dating Joe Sugg since 2018, will be giving it her all as she quick-steps around the cooker. she told fans, "Well the news is out ! I will be on this years celebrity master chef. I can confirm I did not make eggs turmeric and cabbage ! She has come along way since In the Pan Food - a cookery challenge show she set up with Joe.

Dave Benson Phillips

TV presenter and entertainer Dave Benson Phillips, 58, is trying his best hand at impressing the judges with his culinary delights. But there won't be any Get Your Own Back slime here. He shared, "It's official.... Masterchef 2023, BBC. Coming soon."

Dave Benson Phillips Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Musician Locksmith, 38, who is one part of Rudimental, will be making meals instead of music when the series starts. He shared, "What is going on here then? Catch me on this year’s Celebrity MasterChef."

Locksmith Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Marcus Brigstocke

The 50-year-old comedian and actor couldn't contain his delight at the new series starting. He shared, "This is happening! I am so excited for you to see it. What a huge and exciting privilege to cook in THAT kitchen! Wish me luck. It’s terrifying."

Marcus Brigstocke Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Luca Bish

Reality star Luca, 23 who starred on ITV's Love Island last year, is keeping his kit on under his apron [for health and safety reasons]. The former fishmonger shared, "Still can’t believe I’ve been trusted with more than boiling an egg....proud moment."

Luca Bish Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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James Buckley

Former Inbetweeners' star James Buckley, 35, is best known for playing Jay Cartwright in the sitcom and he's stepping outside his comfort zone for the new series. He said, "I always get so incredibly nervous doing things as “myself” but you can catch me on this year’s Celebrity MasterChef."

james Buckley Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Michael Praed

Actor Michael Praed, 63, is best known for his role as Robin of Loxley in the British television series Robin of Sherwood which aired in the 1980s. Without a bow and arrow in sight, he'll have to get to grips with using a kitchen knife to peel his veggies.

Michael Praed Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Mica Ven

TV personality Mica Ven, 44, is a former Gogglebox star who previously appeared on the show with Marcus and Marcus' daughters Sachelle and Shuggy, before becoming a duo on the series. She is swapping the sofa for some kitchen utensils. She shared, "Guess what Gang…. You can find me in the Masterchef kitchen this year."

Mica Ven Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Remi Burgz

Radio broadcaster will be going in front of the camera to cook up a storm for Gregg and John. She shared, "Yup, we’re about to find out if standing next to my mum in the kitchen when I was younger (against my own will) really paid off…"

Remi Burgz Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Richie Anderson

The 35-year-old TV and radio personality who can be found on the BBC airwaves gave a hint of his best dish ahead of the show, he shared, "Pesto, pasta, chop chop chop...So excited to be taking part in Celebrity Masterchef 2023."

He previously starred on Strictly 2022.

Richie Anderson Celebrity MasterChef contestant

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Sam Fox

Singer and former glamour model Sam Fox, 57, told fans to 'catch' her on this years' series.

Sam Fox Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Shazia Mirza

Comedian Shazia, 46, is expected to bring the giggles to the MasterChef kitchen. Especially if her post is anything to go by, she shared, "So the news is out! I can’t wait for you to see me burn the kitchen down in this series of Celebrity Masterchef. It was such a privilege to be asked to do this."

Shazia Mirza Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Terry Christian

Award winning comedian and broadcaster, 63, shared, "So Celebrity MasterChef here I come . Going to be fun fun fun and tough task mastering."

Terry Christian Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Wynne Evans

Opera singer and broadcaster, 51, - best known for starring in the Go.compare adverts, has teased his cooking expertise, he shared, "I am so excited to be part of Celebrity MasterChef. I have always been a keen Chef and I love food, so to be on one of my favourite shows is epic! I can’t wait to share the journey with you all."

Wynne Evans Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestant

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Who won Celebrity MasterChef 2022?

Celebrity MasterChef 2022 was won by Lisa Snowdon. The This Morning star walked away with the prestigious trophy. But who will steal the spotlight from her for this year's trophy? 

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Celebrity MasterChef starts this summer BBC One and iPlayer with episodes running Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (times vary).

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)